All registered fisherman may also elect to participate in the Big
Trout Contest. To be eligible, each participant must contribute an
additional $10.00 prior to the start of the tournament. The
qualified participant catching the largest tagged trout (2018 BECTT
Tags) will not only receive the sponsored amount for the trout
caught, but will also receive a Trophy and a large percentage of the
funds collected for the Big Trout Contest.
AGAIN FOR 2018 -Additional place winners in the contest will receive cash awards as
well. The trout must be checked-in to the Headquarters in live
condition as determined by Tournament Judges. The winners will
be determined by the length of tagged trout. Total Big Trout payout
will be 50% of what is brought in.
You may pick up your badge at the Port Matilda Sportsmen's Club from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday April 20, 2018 or any time after 4:00 a.m. on Saturday April 21, 2018. Please remember you must pick up your badge before participating in the Tournament. We will not be mailing the badges to you.
We will again be offering free camping at the Port Matilda Community Park. Camping will be on a first come first serve basis. There is limited room for campers, while tenting space is unlimited. Camper's must register at the entrance to the community park. No Alcoholic Beverages
are permitted in the park.
CAMPING ALONG THE STREAM WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.
The stream will be patrolled beginning Friday and continuing through the end of the tournament.
The Port Matilda Sportsmen's Club will be our food service vendor again for this year's tournament. Please help support their fundraising efforts as well. They are planning a breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning starting at 4:00 a.m. and will be providing food services all weekend including Friday evening at the Port Matilda Sportsmen's Club.
Our Bait Vendor will be Yingling’s Bait Hut (814)742-9259 from Bellwood, PA.
If you have any questions pertaining to the tournament or your visit to Port Matilda contact John Jackson at 814–404-3029.